Monday, September 16, 2019

Meet Haruna

Born Haruna Yinusa Sa’eed on 2nd February, 1960 in Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State. He attended LEA Primary School, Kajuru where he finished with his First School Leaving certificate in 1972. He then attended Katsina Teachers’ College, Katsina State and finished with his Teachers Grade II Certificate in 1977. He also obtained a Diploma in Accounting from the Institute of Administration, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria in 1980 then proceeded for his Bachelors of Science (BSc) in Accounting from the prestigious institution and graduated in 1983. He followed up his educational pursuit with his Master’s Degree in Accounting and Finance, graduated in 1987 from ABU Zaria and is presently undergoing his PhD in Accounting and Finance from ABU, Zaria.
He also decided to take a few courses both locally and internationally. A few of them were; Financial Institutions Training Center (FITC), Lagos, and obtained a certificate in International Banking and another in Advance Treasury Management both in 1994. He then proceeded to Harvard University, Boston, U.S.A and obtained a certificate in Budgeting & Fin. Mgt. in the Public Sector in 2002. Also, in 2005, he took a course in Fiscal Decentralization & L/Govt. Fin. Mgt. from the Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, U.S.A in the year 2005. He then went back to Harvard University and took a course on Leadership in Development, Managing change in a Dynamic World in 2009 and finally a course from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, U.S.A on Becoming a Leader of Leaders: Pathways for Success in 2018.
With his educational qualifications, he was able to work in a few organizations and gather professional experience over the years. He started as Primary School Teacher under the Zaria Local Education Authority, Kaduna State from 1977 to 1978 then went on to be a Secondary School Teacher under the Kaduna State Government from 1984 to 1986. He also lectured at the Department of Accounting, A.B.U Zaria from 1986 to 1994. He was able to gain employment as a Bank Training Manager from 1993 to 1994 at Nigeria Universal Bank Ltd. Kaduna. He then became the General Manager (Inv. & Fin.) from 1994 to 1995 of Kaduna State Industrial & Financial Co. Kaduna.
He was appointed the Accountant General of Kaduna State Ministry of Finance by the State Government from 1995 to 2006.he was later appointed as Executive Secretary of Nigeria Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (NEITI) Abuja by the Federal Government in 2008 where he resigned in 2010 to pursue his political ambition.
On the political scene, Haruna Yinusa Sa’eed, contested for the position of Governor of Kaduna State in the People’s Democratic Party Primaries (PDP) in 2006, he also contested for the position of Governor of Kaduna State in the Primaries of Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) and was the candidate in 2011elections. Took charge of the Presidential Campaigns, conduct and monitoring of election of President Muhammad Buhari in Kaduna State under the Congress for Progressive Change Party that same year.
He also contested for the position of Governor of Kaduna State in the Primary of the All Progressives Congress Party (APC) in 2014.
He served as the State Coordinator of President Muhammad Buhari and subsequently the state Coordinator for the Presidential Campaign. He was also a member of a few committees such as the North West Presidential Campaign Committee from 2014 to 2015, Field Operations Committee of the Muhammad Buhari /Osinbanjo Presidential Campaign Council in 2015, Election Planning and Monitoring Committee Muhammad Buhari /Osinbanjo Presidential Campaign Council in 2015. He generally, facilitated the growth of both CPC and APC in Kaduna State by active participation in body polity, provision of some party offices, and provision of operational vehicles to all the Local Governments, Zones and the National Office.
He was also the National Chairman, State Coordinators Forum of the Muhammad Buhari /Osinbajo during the 2015 elections. He is presently contesting for the position of the Governor of Kaduna State under the Social Democratic Party (SDP).

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